Blue Bio Value is the first accelerator that scales up marine biobased solutions to global market applications in different industries, resorting to science-based and biotech innovations, while helping to tackle important societal challenges.

We believe that new, innovative marine bio resources industries are emerging, changing the old maritime economies of the past into a new paradigm of a natural resources friendly blue economy. This economy will be critical to the sustainability of the oceans and seas, preserving them for the next generations and this Program is a contribution to accelerate its development. We are seeking innovative projects that represent a business opportunity along the value chain of marine bioresources, including, but not limited to, biotechnology based projects

Come and join us in Portugal to launch your solution to the world!

We are looking for applications from across the globe to join us in the mission to accelerate the transition to a global and sustainable blue bioeconomy while promoting a productive and healthy ocean.

We believe the blue bio economy will have a leading role tackling some of the most critical societal challenges the planet is facing. The 2018 edition is looking for solutions in the areas of:

  • Feeding a growing population
  • Climate change and CO2 mitigation
  • Scarcity of resources and plastic reduction
  • Aging population and wellbeing

You are welcome to present ideas/technologies that demonstrate other positive impact on society!

Visit the Blue Bio Value website to find out more about the accelerator and apply for funding.


The Blue Bio Value Acceleration Program will have a duration of 8 weeks between September and November.

During this period, the BBV program will help you validate your technology, identify key customer segments, develop a profitable and sustainable business model, build customer relationships, be prepared for fundraising and for investor meetings and take your marine bio products to market. Also, you will acquire several business and soft skills which are key for success.

You will also gain access to a unique network of mentors, partners, potential clients and investors.

Jun 14th - Call open

Aug 19th - Call closed

Aug 20th - 31st - Selection period and interviews

Aug 31st - Selected Participants announcement

Sep 25th - Nov 14th - Acceleration Program

Nov 14th - Final Pitch Day